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Our Vision Beyond Our Doors

Scripture: Matthew 28:18-20 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN January 31, 2016 Today we conclude our four week sermon series on the RUCC Vision Statement.  The first week we talked about the meaning of God – God is mentioned four times in our Vision Statement.  God is a loaded word.  I spent the first week unpacking…

Our Vision of an “Open and Affirming” Community

Scripture: Galatians 3:28 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN January 24, 2016 The results are in.  They like Jesus, but not the Church.  Yes, a poll was taken among college students.  They were asked two simple questions.  The first question, “What do you think of Jesus?” and the second question, “What do you think of Christians…

Our Vision of the Divine

Scripture: Matthew 22:34-40 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN January 10, 2016 There was a man who was about ready to jump from a high bridge, when a second man ran up to him shouting, “Stop! Stop! Don’t do it!” “But I have nothing to live for,” said the first man. “Maybe I can help you,”…

And the Light Still Shines…

Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN January 3, 2016 What an intense year we just had!  I think that 2015 will go down as one of the most eventful years in history.  Think about all that happened for good and for ill: The Supreme Court makes a landmark decision in legalizing same sex…

From Bethlehem to Bedlam: The Temple

Rev. Kraig Beardemphl, MDIV, BCC, ACPE Supervisor RUCC Worship – December 27, 2015 Have you ever had one of those moments where you’ve agreed to do something and the more you get into the nitty-gritty of it, the messier it gets, and you ask yourself: “Why did I get myself into this?”  I wonder if…

Bedlam to Bethlehem: The Unlikely Nativity

Scripture: Luke 2: 8-12 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN December 13, 2015 My friend, Marcus, tells a wonderful story about his two year old daughter.  She was having a temper tantrum and so his wife, the daughter’s mother, put the baby on time out in the playpen.  The 2 year old was crying and crying.…

Bedlam to Bethlehem: The Manger

Scripture: Luke 2:7 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN December 6, 2015 One of my favorite Christmas stories has been told and retold by so many preachers that it has taken on a life of its own.   It’s the story of a nine-year-old boy named Wally.  Wally was larger and slower than the other kids.  All…

Bedlam to Bethlehem: Darkness

Scripture: Isaiah 45:3 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN November 29, 2015 This morning we begin a new sermon series entitled, “Bedlam to Bethlehem”.  Let’s admit it.  Christmas for many people is bedlam.  Bedlam means uproar, busyness, wild confusion.  Did anyone go shopping for deals on Black Friday?  Absolute bedlam! The Christmas season, beginning the day…